Bayelsa Election: Group Cautions Against Electoral Violence



By Emmanuel Oloniruha

Credible Elections Project, a non-governmental group has called on all political parties and their candidates in the Bayelsa governorship election to be decorous in their acts and adhere to the provisions of the electoral laws.


The group, with strong interest in a free and fair elections in Nigeria, made the called in statement by its National Coordinator, Dr Fred Adams and the Public Relations Officer, Amina Musa, made available to journalists in Abuja on Sunday.


The group called for a violence-free election in Bayelsa, saying that the state in the Niger Delta can not afford to be engrossed in crisis due to interest of individuals.


It said there was no need to stoke crisis not originally contemplated by the people of Bayelsa.


The group condemned a statement of “brimstone and fire threat” attributed to candidate of one of the opposition parties, saying such does not arise for any reason.


“We have watched with utmost concerns the…

Source: News Agency of Nigeria